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dragon conWe live in difficult times. Politics and religion divide us. Rarely do we witness masses of people uniting to gather in communion.

Wouldn’t it be great to find a place where our daily woes can take a backseat, even if just for a little while?

Each year on Labor Day Weekend in Downtown Atlanta, Dragon Con casts a spell that changes our reality.

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What is Dragon Con?

IMG_1148Dragon Con is the largest multi-media, popular culture convention focusing on science fiction & fantasy, gaming, comics, literature, art, music, and film in the universe.

The convention is organized for fans, and features more than about 3,000 hours of comics, film, television, costuming, art, music and gaming over four days.

Varied fandoms swarm upon five huge four-star hotels in downtown Atlanta, Georgia to embrace their fandoms and get their freak on.

Interview with Dan Carroll

This week, we had the pleasure of talking with Dan Carroll, Director of Media Relations (@DragonConMedia) at Dragon Con. He explains in detail what makes Dragon Con a unique experience, and how the focus on fans has made it the top event to attend for discerning geeks all over the universe.

He shares a wealth of information about what attendees can expect this year, offers some tips to enhance your experience at Dragon Con, and shares some great personal stories about past years at Dragon Con.

Why You Should Be There

9632404298_05c498154d_oLast year I attended Dragon Con for the first time. It was the first convention I had ever attended. At first, I was overwhelmed by the sheer scope of what I was seeing.

Thousands had gathered to bond with others over their shared fandoms, and to explore more about topics that they were passionate about. By the end of the weekend, I was hooked. I knew I’d be back next year. In fact, I purchased my attendee membership for this years Dragon Con before I left last year’s event!

In our daily lives, we see divisive lines drawn between people that are of different ethnicities, political factions, religious beliefs, and sexual orientations. This is NOT something you will see at Dragon Con.

People from all walks of life unite for four days of camaraderie.

Whether you’d like to experience the chance to talk with some of your favorite celebrities, show off your cosplay creations, attend panels for television shows like “The Walking Dead,” or purchase original artwork from world-renowned artists, you can do that and so much more at Dragon Con.

It’s All About The FansSteampunk RAB at Dragon Con 2013

Attending fan panels is a great way to interact with others that share your passion for a favorite television show, movie franchise, comic, or interest. This year, Ryan has the honor of being a panelist on the Helix Fan Panel (“Ice breaker” at 10AM Sunday). It’s early for Dragon Con but we hope to see you there! It’s a chance for Ryan and I to meet other Helix fans in person and have great discussions about why we love the show, conspiracy theories, science talk and much more.

Attendees have unending opportunities to embrace their fandom of choice, discover new worlds and connect with other geeks from around the world.

Quick Facts about Dragon Con:IMG_1167 (1)

  • This year marks the 28th Dragon Con convention.
  • More than 62,000 attendees are expected this year.
  • Since 2005, Dragon*Con has raised more $311,000 for its official charities, which change each year.
  • Members and guests can also participate in panels, workshops, and contests hosted by more than 35 different fandoms
    covering everything from science fiction and fantasy, gaming, comics, science, literature, puppetry and film.
  • Workshops give attendees a chance to work closely with experts on writing, tai chi, belly dancing, special effects, and costuming.
  • Other programming events include live concerts, puppet shows, late night parties, DJ hosted dances and Friday Night Wrestling.
  • Dragon Con is also proud to host the largest and most diverse juried art event in fandom, as well as a four-day film festival.

Important Links – Learn More About Dragon Con:

Connect and Interact With Us!

9633122772_f2d873a03f_oLet us know what you think about this episode of the Helix Podcast, as well as the interview with Dan Carroll from Dragon Con! If you are attending Dragon Con, please reach out! We’d love to hang out with fellow Vectors and new Helix fans (as well as fans of Star Wars, Horror, Battlestar Galactica, Warehouse 13, Sons of Anarchy, The Walking Dead, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Batman (Gotham), Continuum, X-Files and a bunch of comic books).

There are several ways to talk with us!

  • Leave us a comment, question, or suggestion below
  • Leave us a listener voicemail by clicking the button at the top right of this screen. We may use your voicemail on the show!
  • Send an email to: feedback [at] helixpodcast [dot] com
  • Follow and interact with @helixpodcast on Twitter!
  • Visit, like, and interact on our Facebook Page

Find Ryan and Tim

Connect with Ryan as @theRab on Twitter, Instagram, Vine and tv tag. Tim can be found on Twitter as @timarthur and on tvtag with the same username timarthur.

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Helix Summer Hiatus – SDCC Extravaganza

Welcome to the Helix Podcast, a fan podcast that dives deep into the SyFy series “Helix.” This episode brings us back after a bit of a hiatus, and features a roundup of all the Helix goodness from the 2014 SDCC! Join us as we talk about what may be coming up in Season 2 and more!

After each episode, join hosts Ryan Boyles and Tim Arthur as they discuss each Helix episode, share news about the show, interview cast and crew, and bring you predictions on what may be to come. Warning: Spoilers Ahead!

Helix News

  • The Helix cast and crew took over San Diego Comic-con this week; we weren’t there but our friends in the Helixr hoarde have given us the scoop!
  • We are going to share all the Helix season 2 previews, Comic-con panel news and our views with all of you this week on the show!!
  • Babies! Beards! Shirtlesseros! Singing! Showers! Limos! New Cast! New Locations! New Writers! Predictions! Confirmations! Neil! Jordan! Steve! Kyra! Mark! Tweets! Shipping! Monkeys! Gore! And More!!

Favorite Five Moments (or Four in this case…)

This is Day 13+however many it’s been or is it 235 + same? We’re confused. Anyway…

  1. Helix podcast summer hiatus: What have we been doing?
  2. SDCC social media shenanigans including swanky limo rides, Sharknado 2 plus Balleseros is still sexy even when wearing a shirt
  3. SDCC panel teasers, previews and new cast members?
  4. SDCC cast interviews, or what is in store for season 2?

Discussion

Our Summer hiatus

  • We were not at SDCC… boooo!
  • But we’re going to season 2 set-visit soon. Yaaay!!
  • Tim – Fireworks, NY
  • Ryan – Orlando, NC coast, London  - “it’s monkeys out here”
  • Coming up: Dragon*Con

SDCC social media

SDCC panel

SDCC cast and crew interviews

Big questions of the week

  • When is the season 2 set visit? We want to visit the Island!
  • Is Island re-utilizing Sharknado 2 set resources in Montreal?
  • Ron D. Moore AMA on Reddit redd.it/2c26yi
  • What is going on with Dr. Hataki? Is Hiroyuki Sanada staying on Extant?
  • What are the best bits when you re-watched Season 1 on DVD or Blu-ray?
  • Did you find any easter eggs or goodies on the Season 1 Blu-ray?

Death count

  • No one has died at San Diego Comic-con, that we know of…

Stay Tuned For More Helix Goodness!

We’ll be back in a couple of weeks or maybe sooner with more Helix news! We’re also planning to re-watch all of Season One and find a way to interact with fans as we do so!

Review the Podcast!

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Interact and Spread The Virus!

Let us know what you think about this episode of the Helix Podcast, as well as the “Dans L’ombre” season one finale episode of Helix! There are several ways to interact with us!

  • Leave us a comment, question, or suggestion below
  • Leave us a listener voicemail by clicking the button at the top right of this screen. We may use your voicemail on the show!
  • Send an email to: feedback [at] helixpodcast [dot] com
  • Follow and interact with @helixpodcast on Twitter!
  • Visit, like, and interact on our Facebook Page (because you have to have a FB page right?)
  • Bonus: yes we have a tumblr! We cool! Check out (you guessed it) helixpodcast.tumblr.com and be sure to send us your neat quotes, favorite photos, fan art, memes and more using the submit button. Look for cool show stuff using tag “helix syfy” on tumblr.

Find Ryan and Tim

Ryan can be found on Twitter by @therab , and on tvtag (formerly GetGlue) with the username theRab. Tim can be found on Twitter by @timarthur , and on tvtag with the username timarthur.

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Neil Napier - Post Season One Interview

Neil Napier in Dans L’ombre

Neil Napier – Post Season One Interview

Welcome to the Helix Podcast, a fan podcast that dives deep into the SyFy series “Helix.”

Ryan and I once again had the pleasure of speaking with Neil Napier to get his take on the Season Two renewal, recollect the events of Season One, and run some of our Season Two theories by him.

We’ve enjoyed seeing the roller-coaster ride of Neil’s character Peter Farragut, and loved speaking more with him about the ongoing development of the character.

Warning: Spoilers Ahead! – The interview features plot points from several of Helix Season One episodes, so please watch Season One before listening to the interview!

Neil was incredibly generous in sharing some of his valuable weekend time with us. Talking with Neil is always fun. Here’s a few of the topics we discussed:

  1. What moments or episodes of Season One were your favorite?
  2. How did you first learn about the Season Two renewal, and how did you celebrate?
  3. Is Peter the father of Sarah Jordan’s baby?
  4. Have you signed on for Season Two yet?
  5. Are you ready to come join us for some NC Barbecue?

And much, much more…

Once again… huge thanks to Neil for spending some time to chat with us this weekend. Be sure to follow him on Twitter @neilnapier. We’ll be talking to Neil again in the future to talk more  about Helix and to find out what he is up to!

Interact and Spread The Virus!

Let us know what you think about this episode of the Helix Podcast, as well as the interview With Neil Napier!

There are several ways to interact with us!

  • Leave us a comment, question, or suggestion below
  • Leave us a listener voicemail by clicking the button at the top right of this screen. We may use your voicemail on the show!
  • Send an email to: feedback [at] helixpodcast [dot] com
  • Follow and interact with @helixpodcast on Twitter!
  • Visit, like, and interact on our Facebook Page

Find Ryan and Tim

Ryan can be found on Twitter @therab , and on tvtag (formerly GetGlue) with the username theRab. Tim can be found on Twitter @timarthur , and on tvtag with the username timarthur

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Dans L'ombre

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Helix Podcast S1E13 – Dans L’ombre

Welcome to the Helix Podcast, a fan podcast that dives deep into the SyFy series “Helix.” This week’s season finale was off the chain, and featured a couple of plot twists we never saw coming! Join us as we talk about Helix Season 1 Episode 13: “Dans L’ombre.”

After each episode, join hosts Ryan Boyles and Tim Arthur as they discuss each Helix episode, share news about the show, interview cast and crew, and bring you predictions on what may be to come. Warning: Spoilers Ahead!

Helix News

  • BREAKING: Helix is renewed for Season 2! The announcement came at 1pm ET on March 28, 2014 from Syfy VP of programming and show runner Steven Maeda.
  • Renew Helix trivia contest winners and selfie contest round 2 announced. Check out all the selfies and fan photos on Storify.
  • Thanks to Renew Helix core team. You know who you are.
  • Live show after Helix season finale on Google Hangouts Live – watch the replay on YouTube.
  • Thanks to special guest Mark Ghanime. Listen to the audio interview.
  • Watch the Steven Maeda interview on Afterbuzz TV.

Favorite Five Moments

This is Day 12.

  1. Day 235?
  2. Et tu Peter?
  3. Sarah is pregnant – Tim called it!
  4. ABS is a crater
  5. We’ll always have Paris?

Plot discussion

Day 235

  • Julia is missing
  • Alan is looking for Julia
  • Alan is having a little private conversation with an Immortal

Day 13 starts

  • “Black blood” virus outbreak in Puerto Rico
  • Balleseros wants “The list” from Hatake – the missing children
  • Blake is shot in head by Balleseros – Scythe is going to be pissed about his girlfriend, yo!
  • Mother / Daughter reunion – plus mom likes handsome Alan
  • Willis Hypothesis is answered (Thanks Stephen Lemieux!)
  • Peter is in on it?! What the what? Why? WHY?!
  • The kiss between Alan and Julia (Dr. Creepy no likey)
  • Sarah is pregnant (Tim called it!) – Who is the father?
  • Big boom ABS is a crater
  • Eye for an eye, a mother for a mother
  • Constance’s head is tossed – MOTHER!!!
  • Scythe takes Julia but Alan gets one of the Narvik canisters

Flash back to Day 235

  • Narvik is in the French press!!
  • Alan and Peter are teamed up – they know where Julia is now.
  • Julia is running ILARIA Paris with a transformer finger?

Music

  • Le Temps De L’amour by Francoise Hardy
  • See our spotify playlist for all the tunes and score from Helix: Spotify Playlist

Big questions of the week

  • Are the missing children carriers of the virus?
  • Who survived the blast at Arctic Biosystems?
  • Is Peter still a mole within #TeamDoctors on Day 235?
  • Will Sarah’s baby be born immortal?
  • Does Julia’s robot finger have lasers? (because that would be wicked cool)
  • Is Julia trying to save the world from within ILARIA or is she evil?
  • How will we survive until new episodes in 2015?
  • Has Sarah’s baby been born by Day 235?
  • Which cast members are returning for season 2? We know Billy, Mark and Kyra are signed on already.
  • When will we have #JUSTICE4DOREEN? (Cat, we love you)
  • Where is the setting of season 2?

Death count

  • Blake (Scythe’s girlfriend)
  • Jaye (Hatake’s ex-wife and Julia’s mom)
  • It appears that multiple people perished in the Arctic Biosystem blast. We know that Dr. Jordan, Anana, Tulok and others were in the corridor with Alan when the blast was detonated. We are unaware of the status of anyone in that corridor with the exception of Alan.

Stay Tuned For More Helix Goodness!

We’ll be releasing content on an ongoing basis and have cast and crew interviews planned, and will be covering news about the upcoming season, so stay tuned! We’re not going off the air!

Interact and Spread The Virus!

Let us know what you think about this episode of the Helix Podcast, as well as the “Dans L’ombre” season one finale episode of Helix! There are several ways to interact with us!

  • Leave us a comment, question, or suggestion below
  • Leave us a listener voicemail by clicking the button at the top right of this screen. We may use your voicemail on the show!
  • Send an email to: feedback [at] helixpodcast [dot] com
  • Follow and interact with @helixpodcast on Twitter!
  • Visit, like, and interact on our Facebook Page (because you have to have a FB page right?)
  • Bonus: yes we have a tumblr! We cool! Check out (you guessed it) helixpodcast.tumblr.com and be sure to send us your neat quotes, favorite photos, fan art, memes and more using the submit button. Look for cool show stuff using tag “helix syfy” on tumblr.

Find Ryan and Tim

Ryan can be found on Twitter by @therab , and on tvtag (formerly GetGlue) with the username theRab. Tim can be found on Twitter by @timarthur , and on tvtag with the username timarthur.

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Interview With Mark Ghanimé

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Season 1 Finale Interview With Mark Ghanimé
(Major Sergio Balleseros)

Welcome to the Helix Podcast, a fan podcast that dives deep into the SyFy series “Helix.”

Ryan and I had the chance to talk with Mark  Ghanimé after the Season 1 finale about his Helix character Major Sergio Balleseros, the appeal of the show, and much more.

Mark’s character has always intrigued us. Is he a good guy, or a bad guy? What are his motives? We enjoyed hearing Mark talk about hearing the news about the season two pickup and engaging with fans in social media.

Warning: Spoilers Ahead! – The interview features plot points from Helix episode 13 Dans L’ombre, so please watch that episode before listening to the interview!

Mark was incredibly generous in sharing some of his time with us when he should no doubt have been celebrating the season two renewal. The interview was a lot of fun.

We’d like to once again extend a huge thanks to Mark for spending some time to chat with us after the finale aired. Be sure to follow him on Twitter @markghanime. We’ll be talking to Mark again in the future to talk more  about Helix and to find out what he is up to!

Interact and Spread The Virus!

Let us know what you think about this episode of the Helix Podcast, as well as the interview with Mark Ghanimé!

There are several ways to interact with us!

  • Leave us a comment, question, or suggestion below
  • Leave us a listener voicemail by clicking the button at the top right of this screen. We may use your voicemail on the show!
  • Send an email to: feedback [at] helixpodcast [dot] com
  • Follow and interact with @helixpodcast on Twitter!
  • Visit, like, and interact on our Facebook Page

Find Ryan and Tim

Ryan can be found on Twitter @therab , and on tvtag (formerly GetGlue) with the username theRab. Tim can be found on Twitter @timarthur , and on tvtag with the username timarthur

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We are recording our regular audio geek fest / podcast show this weekend with a deep dive into the epic season one finale of Helix. If you’re not watching this series or just getting caught up, we can’t recommend the show enough. Frak yeah! Watch it.

For now, enjoy the replay of our live finale video show from Friday night! We talked for 1.5 hours with fans on Google Hangouts Live, announced the winners of the Renew Helix trivia contest and talked to special guest Mark Ghanimé aka Sergio Balleseros – or as we have dubbed him #Shirtlesseros!

The Renew Helix contest winners are:

  • Grand Prize = Melanie Macneil
  • First Prize = Julia Bui
  • Second Prize = Lois Bertrand

Congratulations! You are super fans and the prize packs are epic. Kudos to everyone who entered and hat tip to show writer Sean Crouch for helping with the trivia questions sourced directly from the actual show scripts for episodes 11/12.

Watch the Helix Podcast Live! Replay now. Warning: totally not spoiler free!! Drop us some comments, your favorite parts of the season, excitement for the season 2 news or deep conspiracy theories. We love that stuff.

Bonus: We are giving a special shout out to our friends over at AfterBuzz TV including Maria Menounos , Stephen Lemieux and Liz Reshmawy. Be sure to watch their exclusive after show interview with Helix show runner Steven Maeda! (watch or listen)

Special thanks to friends of the show for all your help with the Helix Podcast this season and the folks behind the Renew Campaign. Yeeeee! Dr. Creepy Neil Napier, Our “Love” Cat Lemieux, Sean Crouch, Meegwun Fairbrother, Mark Ghanimé (we pronounced it right! Yay) and Cameron Porsandeh!

We’ll be back next week continuing with new shows — talking with Kyra aka Dr. Julia Walker and special guests about Helix, life and other assorted geekery.

Keep calm and vector on!

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The Reaping

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Helix Podcast S1E12 – The Reaping

Welcome to the Helix Podcast, a fan podcast that dives deep into the SyFy series “Helix.” This week’s episode was top-notch, extremely tense, and featured some jaw-dropping reveals! Join us as we talk about Helix Season 1 Episode 12: “The Reaping.”

After each episode, join hosts Ryan Boyles and Tim Arthur as they discuss each Helix episode, share news about the show, interview cast and crew, and bring you predictions on what may be to come. Warning: Spoilers Ahead!

Helix News

  • Huge interest in the Renew Helix Trivia Contest
  • Live Helix Podcast segment after the US East Coast airing of the Helix Season One Finale “Dans L’ombre” airs specific details on how to access the live broadcast will be announce at helixpodcast.com/live – so head over there and join us Friday after the finale!
  • Syfy is making one episode available to stream on their website per week – right now Bloodline is showing?
  • Stay tuned to Helix podcast in the weeks after the finale – we’ll be talking to more cast and crew each week the Spring.

Favorite Five Moments

This is Day 12.

  1. The Scythe is a witty fella
  2. Spencer bit my Finger!!
  3. Peter/Alan dialog re: Father
  4. I forgive you
  5. Mom?

Cool References

Music

  • Cool Hawaiian elevator music as Alan, Julia, Hatake descend to the Montana Bunker.
  • See our spotify playlist for all the tunes and score from Helix: Spotify Playlist

Big questions of the week

  • Why is the woman in the box?
  • Why bring “The Box” all the way back to ABS?
  • Why did Hatake say that Julia’s mother was dead?
  • Can they just behead Spencer and be done with it?
  • Does Sarah really like Bass Fishing (she wears the Kiss my Bass trucker hat)?
  • What the heck is the Willis Hypothesis? (we know from Sean Crouch where the name comes from)
  • Does Peter really not remember creepy photos he hoarded as King Vector?
  • Will Tulok and Anana avenge Miksa?
  • Will Balleseros come back?
  • Will Julia’s finger grow back?
  • Does immortality improve humanity?
  • What mark will Sarah make on the world now that she’s immortal? Does this change your perspective?

A special shout-out to our friend Inter-dimensional Dave for the fantastic blog post.

Death count

  • The Scythe’s wing woman falls into a deep trench
  • Daniel Aerov / Miksa – R.I.P.

Join Us Live After The Season Finale!

We’re going to announce the winner of the Renew Helix Trivia Contest, debunk the season finale on the podcast, plus, we’ll be talking to a VERY special guest live! You won’t want to miss it! Visit Helix Podcast Live for more info!

Interact and Spread The Virus!

Let us know what you think about this episode of the Helix Podcast, as well as the “The Reaping” episode of Helix! There are several ways to interact with us!

  • Leave us a comment, question, or suggestion below
  • Leave us a listener voicemail by clicking the button at the top right of this screen. We may use your voicemail on the show!
  • Send an email to: feedback [at] helixpodcast [dot] com
  • Follow and interact with @helixpodcast on Twitter!
  • Visit, like, and interact on our Facebook Page (because you have to have a FB page right?)
  • Bonus: yes we have a tumblr! We cool! Check out (you guessed it) helixpodcast.tumblr.com and be sure to send us your neat quotes, favorite photos, fan art, memes and more using the submit button. Look for cool show stuff using tag “helix syfy” on tumblr.

Find Ryan and Tim

Ryan can be found on Twitter by @therab , and on tvtag (formerly GetGlue) with the username theRab. Tim can be found on Twitter by @timarthur , and on tvtag with the username timarthur.

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Black Rain

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Helix Podcast S1E11 – Black Rain

Welcome to the Helix Podcast, a fan podcast that dives deep into the SyFy series “Helix.” This week, it seems Ilaria is sending in the cleanup team, there may be a new tool to use against the vectors, and much more! Join us as we talk about Helix Season 1 Episode 11: “Black Rain.”

After each episode, join hosts Ryan Boyles and Tim Arthur as they discuss each Helix episode, share news about the show, interview cast and crew, and bring you predictions on what may be to come. Warning: Spoilers Ahead!

Helix News

@Syfy twitter chats

Syfy responds to Season 2 renewal question on their Friday afternoon Twitter chat. They tell fans the best thing to do is watch the show live and recruit friends and family to watch the show. Follow @syfy to participate in upcoming Friday Q&A sessions on Twitter and make sure to ask interesting questions about Helix!

Renew Helix campaign contests

  • The “RENEW HELIX” Twitter Campaign continued into week 2 during Friday night’s broadcast of Black Rain. The #RenewHelix twitter trending campaign continued this week (we trended #3 world-wide during Day 10 episode). The Renew Helix core team has introduced two new ways for fans and new show watchers to get involved: Weekly Selfie Contest and Trivia Contest.
  • Congratulations to this weeks winner Tabatha in Phoenix AZ for her “Narvikini” selfie. Be sure to get ready to share your selfies this week for round 2 of the contest!
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  • Helix was trending at #2 and 3 for night of March 14 in Twitter “TV Trends”
  • Check out RenewHelix.com for upcoming campaigns and how you can get involved!
  • Thank you to everyone in the Helixr Hoarde – ALL you crazy Vectors out there on the interwebs! Your creative selfies, images, tweets, retweets and passion for Helix truly spread the #renewhelix virus far and wide during the Day 11 broadcast!
  • Here is a visual recap of all the creative selfies, photos and images from Helix fans: Storify.com/therab/renewhelix-day-11 – there will also be a gallery of all of the entries on renewhelix.com soon.
  • Thanks also to the stars and creators of the show for getting into the action. High five! You know who you are. Thanks again to the Renew Helix core team. Massive props.

Live-tweeting host of the week Neil Napier

Lots of cool commentary and interaction from Neil. We love Neil and had the pleasure of interviewing him on the podcast. He discussed lots of cool stuff about preparing for becoming King Vector including the make FX process and what the black goo shake tastes like! Check it out and listen to the interview.

Favorite Five Moments

This is Day 11.

  1. Sarah Jordan is alive?! (we called it – kinda)
  2. Vectors on the rampage!
  3. Team CDC ghost-busts some Vectors! King Vector no more?
  4. The Montana Bunker is going to get awkward!
  5. Perimeter Alert! ILARIA IS COMING!!

Cool References

  • Scythe reminds us of the Rinzler dude from Tron: Legacy.
  • The “Black Rain” scene reminds us of the Warehouse Blood Rave Orgy from the vampire film Blade.
  • National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation? Maybe? Jeremiah Chechik was the director. Many fans commented a bit about Hatake’s perky chilled upper torso. Unintentional reference to “it’s a bit nipply in here.” :)

Music

Big questions of the week

  • Is Sarah Jordan 100% cured of cancer?
  • Is Sarah Jordan immortal?
  • Can Alan trust Julia now that he knows she saved the Narvik strains?
  • Is Peter 100% cured of Narvik?
  • Is Peter immortal?
  • Is The Scythe the son of Hatake and Constance?
  • From the Helix fans Facebook discussion group: Here is what I am thinking – Some alchemist, maybe Hatake, discovered a serum that bestowed immortality on those who took it. Using the serum, Candace and Hatake became immortal, The two immortals, mated and had a son (Scythe?) also an immortal. Many years later, Hatake met Jane, a mortal, and fell in love with her. They had a child, Julia, who did not have the genetic structure for immortality, but Hatake had to give it to her when she became infected by Peter. If he hadn’t given her the serum, she would have died. The serum made her immortal. Candace found out and was horrified that he had made Julia immortal. Any thoughts? – via Tanila Price
  • Is Scythe’s job to keep the Immortal number to 500? via Interdimensional Dave
  • Is Sarah pregnant?

Death count

  • Dr. Sarah Jordan is back (cross her off the board!)
  • Lots of Doctors including Alan’s recent Arctic Biosystems partner, Dr. Duchamp

Interact and Spread The Virus!

Let us know what you think about this episode of the Helix Podcast, as well as the “Black Rain” episode of Helix! There are several ways to interact with us!

  • Leave us a comment, question, or suggestion below
  • Leave us a listener voicemail by clicking the button at the top right of this screen. We may use your voicemail on the show!
  • Send an email to: feedback [at] helixpodcast [dot] com
  • Follow and interact with @helixpodcast on Twitter!
  • Visit, like, and interact on our Facebook Page (because you have to have a FB page right?)
  • Bonus: yes we have a tumblr! We cool! Check out (you guessed it) helixpodcast.tumblr.com and be sure to send us your neat quotes, favorite photos, fan art, memes and more using the submit button. Look for cool show stuff using tag “helix syfy” on tumblr.

Find Ryan and Tim

Ryan can be found on Twitter by @therab , and on tvtag (formerly GetGlue) with the username theRab. Tim can be found on Twitter by @timarthur , and on tvtag with the username timarthur.

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Fushigi

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Helix Podcast S1E10 – Fushigi

Welcome to the Helix Podcast, a fan podcast that dives deep into the SyFy series “Helix.” This week, we find out some  revealing information about Ilaria, what is behind the silver eyes, and much more! Join us as we talk about Helix Season 1 Episode 10: “Fushigi.”

After each episode, join hosts Ryan Boyles and Tim Arthur as they discuss each Helix episode, share news about the show, interview cast and crew, and bring you predictions on what may be to come. Warning: Spoilers Ahead!

Helix News

  • The “RENEW HELIX” Twitter Campaign was a huge success during Friday night’s broadcast. We were trending in the US and even Worldwide on twitter with the hashtag #RenewHelix during the East coast broadcast of the show despite the tragic news from Malaysia and the happenings in Austin at SXSW.
  • Thank you to ALL you crazy Vectors out there on the interwebs! Your creative images, tweets, retweets and passion for Helix truly spread the #renewhelix virus far and wide during the Day 10 broadcast!
  • Thanks also to the stars and creators of the show for getting into the action. High five! You know who you are.
  • Thanks to the Renew Helix core team organizers. Sophia, Dinelle, Randall, Lillith, Safiye, Stephen, Antonin – we thank you! Massive props.
  • We hope to hear news soon from Steve Maeda and Cameron about the season negotiations with Syfy and Sony powers that be.
  • Check out RenewHelix.com for upcoming campaigns and how you can get involved! It takes a village.
  • Storify.com/therab/renewhelix – shows the timeline of the #RenewHelix trend.

Reminder: The new interview with Helix writer Sean Crouch is now live on Helixpodcast.com

Favorite Five Moments

This is day 10.

  1. Status Update: It’s complicated. Awkward relationship conversations with Alan and Julia!
  2. Beauty and the Beast. Balleseros shirtless (again) and Peter is acting like a jealous monster!
  3. Gunnar and “The 500!” (because 500 is more epic than 300)
  4. We mourn the death of another major character!
  5. The Narvik viruses are burned – we win yay – or not?!

Cool References

Dr. Zhivago’s ice palace was the inspiration for the creepy snow cabin.

Check out tweets from @Helix, Cameron Porsandeh, and Kyra Zagorsky

Music

  • The First Noel - Creepy Christmas Serenade by Gunnar
  • See our spotify playlist for all the tunes and score from Helix: Spotify playlist

Big questions of the week

  • What is it with all the trap doors?
  • What did Peter mean when he told Hatake that this was going to be over “sooner than you think?”
  • Are there more spaces freed up now for new immortals now that Constance, Gunnary and Dr. Hvit are dead?
  • Is Dr. Sarah Jordan really dead?
  • Can we just bring Dr. Doreen Boyle back to life now? Cat would look amazing with silver eyes. Just sayin’
  • So – the ILARIA goon squad are not members of the 500?
  • Why the frak did Julia save and hide the last remaining Narvik samples?
  • Is Julia #TeamHatake now or does she have her own agenda for Narvik A/B?
  • What is Alan going to do now that he is essentially the last man standing from the CDC team?
  • Will ILARIA show up in force to take back the base?
  • Where do the 500 live?
  • Is Constance really dead? What about Dr. Hvit?
  • Can a monkey become immortal?
  • If Gunnar could now escape why did he kill himself?
  • Is Hatake still lying about his intentions or motives? Is he just the protective father or is he building his own silver eyed empire?

Death count

  • Dr. Sarah Jordan
  • Gunnar the divergent immortal
  • Dr. Adrian
  • The lone surviving ILARIA soldier from Constance’s goon squad
  • The last working radio near Arctic Biosystems

Interact and Spread The Virus!

Let us know what you think about this episode of the Helix Podcast, as well as the “Fushigi” episode of Helix! There are several ways to interact with us!

  • Leave us a comment, question, or suggestion below
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Find Ryan and Tim

Ryan can be found on Twitter by @therab , and on tvtag (formerly GetGlue) with the username theRab. Tim can be found on Twitter by @timarthur , and on tvtag with the username timarthur.

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Interview with Sean Crouch

Image via SyFy

Interview With Helix Writer Sean Crouch

Welcome to the Helix Podcast, a fan podcast that dives deep into the SyFy series “Helix.”

Ryan and I had the opportunity to talk with Sean Crouch about his experience writing for Helix, his take on the several recent episodes, and much more.

Sean wrote the episodes “Survivor Zero” and “Level X” and was a contributing writer on other episodes as well. His knack for storytelling has paid of hugely in those terrific episodes. We enjoyed hearing Sean talk about his experiences in the writers room and developing the storyline that would be brought to the screen.

Warning: Spoilers Ahead! – The interview features plot points from Helix episodes 7 (Survivor Zero) and 9 (Level X), so please watch those episodes before listening to the interview or reading further!

Sean was incredibly generous in sharing some of his down time with us. The interview was informative and fun. It’s full of great insight into the creative talents that bring Helix to the screen. Listen in as he answers some of our burning questions:

  1. Constance and Hatake don’t age and both have silver eyes. They obviously have a long past relationship both professional and personal. Anything you can tell us about Werewolf, Alien DNA or Mutant theories?
  2. The scene with Peter emerging as “King Vector” was epic. Did you know as you wrote it that it would emerge as such a pivotal scene?
  3. Is there a direction the writing team is going for? is there a framework of boundaries the world that they have to work in?
  4. Survivor Zero and Level X were both heavy on reveals in terms of the plot. What reveal did you enjoy most enjoy writing?

And much, much more…

We’d like to once again extend a huge thanks to Sean for spending some time to chat with us an evening this week. Be sure to follow him on Twitter @Seanecrouch. We’d love to talk to Sean again in the future to talk more  about Helix and to find out what he is up to!

Help ensure we see a Season Two!

  • Visit renewhelix.com to learn what you can do to help the cause to ensure Helix returns!
  • Use the hashthag #RenewHelix when talking about the show on Twitter.
  • The twitter campaign kicks off this Friday during Day 10 – join in and spread the virus! Let’s trend together!

Interact and Spread The Virus!

Let us know what you think about this episode of the Helix Podcast, as well as the interview With Sean Crouch!

There are several ways to interact with us!

  • Leave us a comment, question, or suggestion below
  • Leave us a listener voicemail by clicking the button at the top right of this screen. We may use your voicemail on the show!
  • Send an email to: feedback [at] helixpodcast [dot] com
  • Follow and interact with @helixpodcast on Twitter!
  • Visit, like, and interact on our Facebook Page

Find Ryan and Tim

Ryan can be found on Twitter @therab , and on tvtag (formerly GetGlue) with the username theRab. Tim can be found on Twitter @timarthur , and on tvtag with the username timarthur

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